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Cornerstone University 85 Purdue University Calumet 81
Cornerstone – Robyn Veltkamp (30 points)
Purdue Calumet – Kami Graber (26 points)
Cornerstone – Kayleigh Hammond (10 rebounds)
Purdue Calumet – Alex Starr (9 rebounds)
Cornerstone – Katelyn Cousins (5 assists)
Purdue Calumet – Alex Starr (5 assists)
KEY TEAM STATS
The Golden Eagles shot 64.5% (20-31) from the field in the second half which included 4 of 9 from long range.
Cornerstone traveled down to Hammond, Ind. to play in the Sleep Inn Tip-Off Classic hosted by Purdue University Calumet today and they picked up the first win under new head coach Katie Mattera. The Golden Eagles grabbed the early lead (5-4) on a Katelyn Cousins 3-pointer and a Robyn Veltkamp basket but the Peregrine gradually pulled away from the Golden Eagles and built as much as a 15 point lead on a couple of occasions late in the first half but would end with a 44-33 lead at intermission. Cornerstone made a 15-3 run to start the second half to pull ahead (48-47) with 15:47 on the clock. The team battled back and forth through the rest of the game. There were 9 ties and 13 lead changes from the 15:47 mark down to the :30 second mark when Cornerstone took the lead for good on a Katelyn Cousins 3-pointer. Tanner Hostetler and Robyn Veltkamp both converted crucial free throws down the stretch to seal the victory for Cornerstone.
The Golden Eagles will play NAIA Division I Robert Morris (Ill.) tomorrow at 12:00 noon EST.